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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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...created to aid in deciphering the puzzles along life’s road, and interpreting signs in the voyages of the spirit. Brewed in homage to the wisdom of visionaries everywhere who blaze paths into uncharted territories. Our take on an India Pale Ale (IPA.) A deep golden amber ale with a rich up-front malty nose finishing with a big, hoppy bite. Dry-hopped to finish with a big fresh (Cascade) hop flavor. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting yeast.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2003
I enjoyed this so much. Started off with some nice citrus aroma. I don't know if we got some really fresh bottles or what, but these were so hoppy from the front to the back - a nice citrus/piney hop - about the same intensity as Buckeye Hippie (80 ibu?). The malts provided a very thick body of moderate sweetness. The finish was thick and resiny at the back of the tongue. So enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Not my favorite IPA, but a good one. Taste a little like a blend of an English IPA and an America IPA. It is malty an bitter up front in a way that reminds me of an English IPA with the Earthy type qualities to the bitterness. On the finish, it is some what piney and acidic, in a way that reminds me of an American IPA, which probably comes from the dry hopping with cascade.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
RAF. Not my favorite IPA. A decent amber color, but head just sucked, to be honest. Huge bubbles that quickly disappeared leaving an almost still beer. The aroma was sort of interesting smelling as much like a german pilsener as an IPA. The malt was rather refreshing as it was not too thick or sweet. The hops provide a bit of citrusness, but nothing too mind boggling. A little disappointing, but I guess not too bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
Nice amber hue. Nice head diminishing by half. leaving good lace in it's wake. Subtle sweet, hoppy aroma. Sweet and floraly on the mouth, finishing sweet and not too bitter. Solid

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5339) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2010 Rerate Still a solid IPA, solid bitterness, aroma more spruce-like this time around Original 3.8 Initial impression - baby diaper aroma - but the flavor bowled me over. Nice even tempered Cascade hoppiness to it that I enjoy. Nice scotch-like amber appearance. Really enjoyed this one. Flavor - good typical IPA flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4027) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2003
Citrus, obvious dry-hopping. Not sweet and a little woody. Tart and thinnish finish -- needs more mouthfeel. Fun label, brown-orange beer. A little disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARMed (597) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Hoppy but not a significant bitter flavor. Well rounded but not very complex.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Magic Hat Beer Tasting, Brighton, MA -- Nice caramel color with a citrus sweet and hoppy aroma. The head stayed for quite some time. The brew itself is hoppy, but not agressively so like some IPAs. Again, this is a COMPLETELY different beer on tap than from the bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1209) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2003 Nice hoppy character, but it seems that every Magic Hat has a fruity taste to them. And I can never figure out what their descriptions are supposed to mean.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1833) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2003
Aroma is a pleasant start to this hoppy IPA. Reminds me of West Coast IPA / APA’s with it’s abundant hop aroma and flavor. Tough to find this brewery in the Philadelphia area, I bought this beer in Manaplan, NJ.


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